Mid-State: Anderson Park

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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby AllMountin' » September 11th, 2014, 7:22 pm

Other than a handful of tiny little mud wallows, the green and red trails are in solid shape.

Thanks to Reid and Charles for a clearing some stuff off before I got there. :-)

Happy riding. :smile:
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby bockrona » October 12th, 2014, 7:03 am

Rode yesterday. Trail is in pretty good shape. Going out for a walk now to clear some of the chatter mess and face slippers off of blue.

Any one is welcome to join or keep some clippers in their bag. The trail gets a little overgrown at times.

Leaves are falling. Ride a lot to wear them in. Although a little bit of a nuisance, they are good for the trail in the long run.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Felt6 » October 12th, 2014, 10:34 am

I fixed loose boards on the wall ride. I also filled the hole after the bridge today. Let me know when we could work on a new skinny in the playground.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby bockrona » October 12th, 2014, 11:16 am

Kickin sticks and trimming vines. Managed to get most of blue cleaned up this morning. Still more mess out there, but it should ride a little better.

Felt6 wrote:I fixed loose boards on the wall ride. I also filled the hole after the bridge today. Let me know when we could work on a new skinny in the playground.

Thank you for that. There is a tree down just to the left/north of the rotting skinny in the playground that looks to be about the same size. I would be happy to come out and help trim it and put it in place. The current one has definitely gotten skinnier and more difficult. I'll post up when I plan to be out there again.

Woldumar is routing their half marathon through the park on the morning of November 8. I saw some folks out there clearing trail for the run and spoke with them. You may want to avoid the trails that morning.

There is a log on the beginning of Green that I would like to move soon. It is pretty heavy and thought if I could catch some folks on the Thursday night ride, we could move it together. Last Thursday night soccer practice is this week.

I hate those tiny little burrs.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby SteveF » October 13th, 2014, 8:09 am

I hate those tiny little burrs.


YES!!!! I had to throw away a pair of riding gloves that must've had 30-40 of them in the knuckles. Worst is at the little root ball rideover on the short section of green behind the kiosk parking area.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby bockrona » October 27th, 2014, 12:03 pm

Thank you to Chris and Matt for coming out last week to help out with some maintenance, even though we didn't do much.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby dauber76 » October 27th, 2014, 5:38 pm

bockrona wrote:Thank you to Chris and Matt for coming out last week to help out with some maintenance, even though we didn't do much.

You did the work. I stood around long enough to make it seem like I was helping.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby bockrona » November 2nd, 2014, 11:10 am

Green loop got a couple new log jumps today. On the last downhill by the river before turning inland about 2/3 through, there is an option to the left. Trail splits and rejoins the original line. The new line will be a little soft through the end of the season. Both are rollable with ramp entry and exit.

Thanks to MFawley for making it happen.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby MFawley » November 2nd, 2014, 6:57 pm

Here are some pictures of the new features!
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby reidabel » November 3rd, 2014, 2:33 am

Thanks, guys!
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Biggredd911 » November 5th, 2014, 10:59 pm

Those are not riding shoes. That is not a helmet. This guy is a rebel; don't let your kids around him.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby bockrona » November 13th, 2014, 11:29 am

Update for tonight's Group Ride.

Bike's out of commission as result of Iceman and been out working on a new log skinny on the beginning of the Green Loop. It has no entry or exit yet, so is not rideable. The exit is going to take a little work, once that is done, the entry will be easy. Also a possible log option to the right at some point. Somewhere in that area is a black scwrench. Must have fallen out of my pocket.

The trail made by the Woldumar race is blocked off until I actually look to see where it goes. It may lead back to the MTB trail, in which case, maybe it can/should be open as an option, but it skips a good portion of the beginning of Green and may be pointless, so I guess some scouting is in order. I was right there the last two nights, but spent all my time chipping away at a log.

Lastly, I shaped a log last fall that is too big for me to move. 3 of us tried a couple weeks ago, but it is too heavy. Hoping to gather about 5 guys during the group ride tonight before dark (5:00-5:30ish) to move it about 15 feet into place. It is also near the beginning of the Green Loop. Post up if you will be out there and able to help, and what time.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby Biggredd911 » November 13th, 2014, 11:22 pm

Wish I saw that post earlier. I would have helped out.

Trails were in good shape aside from a few wet spots on Green. It was fun out there in the dark with the lights on and the snow coming down.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby bockrona » November 21st, 2014, 11:42 am

Warm and rainy forcasted for the weekend. Please use discretion when riding through the freeze/thaw season. It is usually a good idea to ride early while the ground is still firm.

Ruts aren't just ugly, they retain water and carry water along the trail that would normally flow away. This leads to a messy cycle that continues to get worse over time.
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Re: Mid-State: Anderson Park

Postby bockrona » Today, 2:29 pm

Trail was riding fast and frozen this morning, but again temps are forecasted in the 40's for the weekend. Please stay off the trail when it's muddy or you are making ruts.

A lot of sticks down so beware your derailleurs. Pushed a few trees off the trail but one tree remains on upper green that I couldn't shove out of the way. It could be cut out pretty quickly and you can pretty much ride over it anyway.

There is a new skinny near the beginning of Green that isn't officially open yet. It is blocked off at the moment, but I can see that someone has been riding it as it is. It needs a little attention and fill to the exit which I plan to do this weekend when the ground loosens up.
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